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raise (one's) hand

Literally, to hold one's hand in the air. This phrase is typically used in academic settings, as students raise their hands to indicate that they want to answer or ask a question. Don't yell out the answers, raise your hands! I do raise my hand in class, mom, but the teacher never calls on me!
See also: hand, raise
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Tough to hide them too, although the desire for concealment often brings out peoples' creative side (see not raising one's hand in front of The Boss, above).
Tops are long enough to cover the middle of the body, even when leaning over or raising one's hand.
Such is the reality of politics where sanity seems to be less of the norm and diplomacy means simply raising one's hand in agreement with the rest.
It concerns the court that there appears to be no hesitation in raising one's hand to strike another.